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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 28, 2012 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Got turned on to Earl watching the Beverly Hillbillies as a punk back in the 60s.

After buying the Wake Of The Flood LP in the fall of 1973, Garcia turned all of us onto Vassar Clements which fueled an interest in Bluegrass music.

Proceeded to buy Live At Kansas State, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Rockin Cross The Country LPs. I always enjoyed Rockin Cross The Country as his son Randy introduced Earl to a "rock n roll" feel on some of the new original tunes, King Blue, Are My Thoughts With You.

Earls legacy will live on forever, that's quite an accomplishment in anyone's life.

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Poster: Leobeerguy Date: Mar 28, 2012 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

I got to see him last year at age 87 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He still was a hell of a picker. I am glad I got to see him live at least once. I am like most people my age (early 50's)I saw him first on t.v. on the Beverly Hillbillies. It took me a long time to realize this guy was something special. RIP.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 28, 2012 10:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

What a treat to have been able to see him! So did you go with regular poster Monte, what with it being bluegrass in Ft Fun? Too bad that show doesn't seem to be on the archives -- or anything by Earl. It'll definitely be bluegrass day in our house in his honor today ... one of the all-time greats.

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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 28, 2012 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

Earl, Lester, and a bit of Doc:

http://archive.org/details/LesterFlattEarlScruggs-01-12

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 29, 2012 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

nice recording. I think Fox on the Run is The Country Gentlemen with the great Bill Emerson on banjo. The rest is unmistakable Earl.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 29, 2012 3:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

And such an interesting date, too. Given the IA dating style, it's clear that this is from December of the Year 1. Earl, Lester and Doc were very popular with the boys on leave from the legions of Augustus. I've found a review from the time, too! Amazing! The headline is "Et Tu, Earle?" and it starts like this:

Bluegrassia est omnis divisa in partes tres: Scruggs, Flatt et Doc Watson ...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 29, 2012 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl Scruggs 1924-2012

nice one.

Brown liquor and some good ol' Scruggs on the menu tonight

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